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Horror Express -- An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link...
Horror Express -- An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link...

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Arnaud d'Usseau (screenplay) and
Julian Zimet (screenplay) (originally as Julian Halevy)
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Release Date:
December 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Can it be stopped? See more »
Plot:
An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link... See more » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(55 articles)
Tyburn Films: British Horror’s last line of Defence
 (From Shadowlocked. 4 July 2014, 6:30 AM, PDT)

John Cacavas, Prolific TV, Film Composer, Dies at 83
 (From Variety - TV News. 30 January 2014, 8:45 PM, PST)

R.I.P. TV/Film Composer John Cacavas
 (From Deadline TV. 30 January 2014, 4:10 PM, PST)

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Cast

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Christopher Lee ... Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton (as Cristopher Lee)

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Wells

Telly Savalas ... Captain Kazan
Alberto de Mendoza ... Father Pujardov
Silvia Tortosa ... Countess Irina Petrovski
Julio Peña ... Inspector Mirov
Ángel del Pozo ... Yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)
Helga Liné ... Natasha
Alice Reinheart ... Miss Jones
José Jaspe ... Conductor Konev
George Rigaud ... Count Marion Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
Víctor Israel ... Baggage Man
Faith Clift ... American Passenger
Juan Olaguivel ... Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Barta Barri ... First Telegraphist
Peter Beckman ... Second Telegraphist
Hiroshi Kitatawa ... Grashinski
Vicente Roca ... Station Master
José Canalejas ... Russian Guard
José Marco ... Vorkin
Allen Russell ... Captain O'Hagan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Villena ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Eugenio Martín  (as Gene Martin)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Arnaud d'Usseau (screenplay) and
Julian Zimet (screenplay) originally as Julian Halevy

Produced by
Bernard Gordon .... producer
Gregorio Sacristán .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
 
Cinematography by
Alejandro Ulloa 
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Dearberg  (as Robert Dearberg)
 
Production Design by
Ramiro Gómez  (as Gomez Ramiro)
 
Set Decoration by
Ramiro Gómez 
 
Makeup Department
Rafael Berraquero .... assistant makeup artist
Fernando Florido .... makeup artist
Romana González .... assistant hair stylist
Julián Ruiz .... makeup supervisor
María Nieves Ruiz .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
José María Ramos .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gil Carretero .... assistant director
Vicente Escrivá hijo .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Chisholm .... props
Juan Gracia .... property master
Julián Martín .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Manuel Ferreiro .... boom operator (as Manuel Ferreiro Sierra)
Antonio Illán .... sound supervisor
Luis López Díaz .... sound recordist
Enrique Molinero .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Pablo Pérez .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Stevens .... optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Teo Escamilla .... camera operator
Simón López .... still photographer (as Simon Lopez)
Luis Peña .... focus puller (as Luis Pena)
Antonio Vega .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrés Fernández .... wardrobe master (as Andres Fernandez)
Carmen Manzano .... wardrobe mistress
Charles Simminger .... wardrobe supervisor (as Charlie Simminger)
 
Editorial Department
Fernando Megino .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Katrina Bayonas .... unit publicist
Rafael Perez Murcia .... set assistant
José Luis Rubio .... production assistant
Isabel Ruiz Capillas .... script supervisor (as Maribel Ruiz-Capilla)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Panic in the Trans-Siberian Train" - International (English title)
"The Possessor" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
91 min (Blu-ray Edition) | USA:88 min | Spain:84 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (1990) | France:U | Germany:16 | Norway:15 | Spain:13 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When the telegrapher announces what the government officials want done with the train and its on-board monster, the telegrapher says that the train is to be shunted to a dead-stop side track, further up the line. The interrogator asks, "Upon who's order?" and the telegrapher answers, "Moscow orders it." Until the Bolsheviks gained control of Russia, Petersburg was still the capital. Moscow was restored as capital in 1918.See more »
Quotes:
[about the condition of a dead man's brain]
Miss Jones:Smooth as a baby's bottom!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Hanging Perverts (2010)See more »

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42 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Great Yarn, 14 August 2000
Author: withnail-4 from New Haven, CT

Judged on its own terms--as a 70s ghoul movie--this film should be rated a 10 out of 10! The plot is well-structured and tightly directed, and contains lots of great elements: 1906 setting, fancy trans-Siberian train ride, a ghoul, a mad monk, alien theorizing a-la-X-files, zombie soldiers stalking, Peter Cushing sawing the top of somebody's head off, a beautiful spy, eyeballs in a dish, a beautiful Polish Countess, and, believe it or not, it's all very cohesive! That's an admirable achievement

And the acting is great. The Monk is a scene-stealer. Christopher Lee gets to play a testy, priggish Edwardian scientist, and he does it very well. Cushing's character plays off Lee's stodginess as a laid-back deal-maker(yes, he actually smiles and cracks jokes)These two performances prove that Lee and Cushing were both gifted and versatile actors. Telly Savalas arrives for the final act, and proceeds to strut around and chew up the scenery on a level that would make Rod Steiger or Al Pacino jealous. This movie is one of the best of its type. Yes, in the first two minutes you can see signs of a limited budget, and yes, the microscope scene is ludicrous, but in a way, on the level of imagination and poetic license, it's pure genius.

Corrections: a certain "Dik" offered this information while commenting:

1. "An Italian film".(It's a Spanish/UK production) 2. "Lee plays an American Scientist"(the first thing you hear in the movie is Lee saying he is part of the ROYAL Archeological Society, and there's also a lengthy exchange about his character's Englishness: "Queen Victoria, crumpets, Shakespeare"...etc.(The commentator actually goes on about how Lee's portrayal of an American reflects how foreigners view Americans. Well...there's a little problem with that idea, isn't there?)

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